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We know she wears no underwear. Now officials say she wears no expression of concern when it comes to being a good parent - or even keeping her kids safe.

Sources say that child welfare investigators in Los Angeles County are looking into "multiple child abuse and neglect" allegations in the never-ending custody battle that's been brewing between Britney Spears and Kevin Federline.

Everybody Throw Yer Hands Up

According to a 300-page report, released Tuesday, an attorney for the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has expressed great concern "regarding the safety and welfare of [Sean Preston Federline, 2, and Jayden James Federline, 1] if the children are left in the mother's care."

Britney Spears is all smiles. Meanwhile, the children cry.

The attorney requested that the court not change the current arrangements â€" Brit has no custody while Kevin Federline has temporary, but primary custody of the two little mistakes â€" until their investigation has been completed.

Their next court date: January 23. Stay tuned.

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Earlier today, we ran a story on Britney Spears' friend Sam Lutfi, after an Us Weekly expose revealed some shady details about this character's past.

Among them? That the enabler's real name - or at least alias - is Osama. That's right, people, Osama Lutfi. Suffice it to say, this comes as quite the revelation.

Britney with Jayden

As a result, our staff feels it is our duty to warn celebrity gossip readers of the potential danger by officially raising the terror alert level to NO PANTS!

But seriously folks. While there is no practical reason to think that Mr. Osama Lutfi is connected to others bearing his infamous first name, or that Sam Lutfi is planning on waging jihad against our nation by pilfering Britney Spears' bank accounts and holding the pop singer hostage, we must remain on heightened alert.

After all, in a war on terror, you never know who your true allies are...

Britney Spears and Osama bin Laden, er, Lutfi, celebrate her birthday.

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Man. Does it get much better than Lauren Conrad bikini pictures? Not in the opinion of this celebrity gossip website. Here's one from the latest issue of Shape Magazine, which features the lovely Lauren as its new cover girl. See below.

Lauren Conrad's Blonde Hair

Unlike similar pics featuring Heidi Montag, Lauren Conrad bikini photos are all natural. LC keeps her beautiful body toned through - wait for it - diet and exercise!

With this photo spread and The Hills third season finale coming up next week, LC is looking to make quite an impression. It's safe to say she's succeeding!

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One of the biggest pieces of celebrity gossip lately is the new coupling of Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo and how they've just gone public together.

Well, the supposed singer and the Dallas Cowboys quarterback don't seem totally comfortable in the spotlight just yet. Upon being sighted by the celebrity news media earlier this week, a rough-looking Jessica tried to make a break for it!

Jessica Simpson Pregnancy Pic

Jessica Simpson tries to elude paparazzi as Tony Romo looks on.

One wonders what she could be trying to hide - did she forget to put on her usual 10 pounds of makeup or have her daily lip injections this morning?

In any case, Tony Romo, who has been linked to Carrie Underwood, Alli Sims and Sophia Bush, certainly enjoys playing the field - football and otherwise.

Can't get enough of them? Follow this link for more Simpson and Romo pics.

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As 2007 draws to a close, it's time to reflect and pay tribute to the stars who made this a year to remember. On that note, The Hollywood Gossip is announcing its 10 finalists for its first annual Celebrity of the Year award.

They've given us their best, their worst and, in a more than a few cases, their naked pictures. Now it is time for us to give a little something back with this special feature, because without these celebrities, we are nothing.

Stylish Suri

Without further delay, we present Celebrity of the Year finalist #10 ... Suri Cruise!

Perhaps the world's most famous celebrity baby, Suri Cruise inspired fascination ever since being born into this cruel world - and shrouded in mystery - in 2006. But she really came into her own in '07 ... and not just because she can walk now!

Despite massive attention given to her uber-famous parents, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (aka TomKat), Suri has stayed relatively free of the limelight and is growing up fast - into what appears to be a very happy, effervescent little girl!

Preppy and wide-eyed, Suri Cruise looks up at her folks.

When she's not dabbling in Scientology, taking in Spice Girls concerts or hanging out with friends like Romeo Beckham, Suri engages in typical 1-year-old activities such as napping a lot. Jet-setting around Europe really tires her out!

Suffice it to say, Suri Cruise not only completes TomKat (to borrow a classic Jerry Maguire quote) she completes us here at The Hollywood Gossip. And we have a feeling the youngest of our Celebrity of the Year finalists is just getting started!

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Already the owner of several mansions, Britney Spears went house hunting in the Beverly Hills and Brentwood neighborhoods Tuesday - with a new guy!

Following in the footsteps of Daimon Shippen, Spears' new man is still a mystery, but he is supposedly named Robert and is believed to be a real estate agent.

Britney Federline

Surely he's a real pro. How nice of Robert to pump her ... gas, that is. He was seen filling up the tank of Britney's car last night. What a gentleman!

Britney Spears and Robert, the new fellow she may be sorta dating.

While that creep Sam Lutfi is supposedly taking over Britney's life, he appears to be motivated primarily by money and celebrity, not by Britney's poontang. So there's room in her romantic life right now ... will Robert fill the void!?

Stay tuned. In the meantime, here's a video of Britney and Robert, too ...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_ll_sCDbSA[/youtube]

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Yes, he's dreamy, she admits. But Gossip Girl star Leighton Meester is deflecting talk of a real-life romance with her co-star, Chace Crawford.

"For the record, it's not true!" Meester told People at The Help Group's Annual Teddy Bear Ball, where CW chief Dawn Ostroff was being honored.

Gossip Girl Meets Star Trek

This admission by Leighton Meester follows a story in yesterday's New York Post suggesting that Crawford and Carrie Underwood had broken up and that Leighton Meester had been seen kissing her Gossip Girl co-star off-set.

Leighton Meester does call Chace Crawford one of her favorite co-stars.

"I'm really close to Chace," Leighton said. "We're really good friends."

The two attended the Teddy Bear gala, though there were no palpable signs of them dating, such as Chace and Leighton sucking face or anything. It didn't happen.

Crawford, who has been spotted Carrie Underwood many times this fall, sat next to another Gossip Girl co-star, Blake Lively, while Meester sat across the table.

Lively, for one, says she's sick of all this celebrity gossip.

"One thing I've noticed is that fans kind of want everybody to be their character," she said. "Like Leighton [dating] Chace, and me and Leighton hating each other. Those are our characters on the show. That's not us in real life."

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This week, Heroes concluded its latest "chapter" on NBC as the writers strike has apparently cut the lackluster second season of the sci-fi smash short.

That said, we can return to focusing on the love life of Hayden Panettiere... or lack thereof. Spotted by TMZ this week, a curt Hayden sort of put to rest rumors that she has been dating co-star Milo Ventimiglia... or that she even knows who he is!

A Hayden Panettiere Bikini Pic

When Hayden and mother / friend of Mario Lopez, Leslie Panettiere, were spotted leaving Orso, the hot TV cheerleader was asked by celebrity news media if she was going to spend the holidays with Peter Petrelli (Milo's character on Heroes).

Her initial response: "Who?" Well, we'll take that as a no.

  Hayden Panettiere: She's on the market, people!

She's also not getting back together with Laguna Beach alum / ex-boyfriend Stephen Colletti, so now's your chance, guys. Time to make your move! Psst... tell her you care a lot about the safety and protection of marine mammals.

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What do Kate Walsh, Taye Diggs, Jessica Biel, Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson have in common? You guessed it. They're all really hot!

Oh, and they're all doing everything they can to generate interest and money for their beloved Democratic presidential candidate, Barack Obama!

Jessica Biel, other stars and musical acts Goo Goo Dolls and Ne-Yo - are coming together to support their pick for the nation's highest office at the "Los Angeles Generation Obama Concert" Tuesday at L.A.'s Gibson Amphitheater.

Barack Obama can count on Jessica Biel's support! 

The 46-year-old political upstart has long been a favorite of celebrities such as the influential Oprah Winfrey. Event organizers said in a statement Tuesday:

"The Los Angeles Generation Barack Obama concert will expand our grassroots base in Southern California and help translate our enthusiasm into an organization ready to educate voters about why Senator Barack Obama is the best candidate to bring America change they can believe in."

Barack Obama, who is running a solid second to Hillary Clinton in most polls, has certainly built a huge lead in celebrity gossip buzz, at least.

Open to the public, passes to attend next week's Democratic fundraiser can be obtained at Barack Obama's official site if you are interested.

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